this was only a baby quilt but it's one of my favorites so far!
i did a lot of "never have i ever"s for this quilt. it is my first quilt top using ALL SOLIDS! i am usually such a print girl! it is also my first IMPROV quilt top using no rulers for the piecing of the blocks.
i learned this method in a class with heather jones at quiltcon 2016 in pasadena. i was actually blown away, she is such a great teacher! (some artists are not!) and seeing her work up close was really great. it was a way way better experience than i was expecting or could even imagine.
after quiltcon, i had a lot going on (remodeled my kitchen!) and i didn't get back to this project for a month or so, but i came back and made enough blocks for a baby quilt.
my friends quincy and sara had a baby that first day of quiltcon so i knew it was for him, his name is adrian!
i used a cassette print for the back that i had been hoarding, the colors worked perfectly.
Monday, May 9, 2016
this project was a nice palette-cleanser. after the very large and involved desert night quilt, i made this fancy fox 2 (pattern from elizabeth hartman) quilt! i decided on my own layout of 3 across and 3 down, and made a quilt that's about 67" x 72". i used all tula pink for the fox faces, a swiss dot background, and move credit print backing.
i realized i never posted about madison's quilt here! i finished it last year, in August of 2015.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
I really really love Tucson, Arizona. There is something magical about the nights there, especially. I took advantage of the recent trend in southwest/succulent prints and collected as many of those as I could for the pieced blocks in this quilt. It was fun to hunt for low volume and orange/coral/pink versions, and vibrant turquoise prints for the centers. The large square blocks for the background were all nighttime themed.
This was also my very first attempt at appliqué and I loved it! It was really fun and not hard to do! I wanted to make silhouettes of stately saguaros and other Sonoran desert friends. I followed a tutorial by Luke Haynes on the bernina site and I feel it was a great success!
I backed this quilt with an old soft flannel sheet that fit perfectly and played nice while basting. I'm really glad I went with this choice, the quilt is SUPER warm and snuggly!
I made this quilt for me to keep!!! This is my 15th quilt and I've given all of them away except the very first wonky small one. I am very satisfied with how this one came out and I love sleeping with it on my bed!
Monday, October 5, 2015
my friend and coworker is getting married! i made them a swoon quilt. i really loved making this quilt. i picked a lot of really amazing prints and had fun designing the color layout.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
this quilt took me 5 months to make, and contains many things i have never tried before. first time piecing with curves. i used the quick curve ruler from sew kind of wonderful and the metro rings pattern.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
I never posted this finish from last year. This was a quilt for my son.
I used all gray, all unisex prints. I also included different shades of gray solids.
The back is a huge splash of color: RED!